Great White Shark 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Shark Tooth Coin
This extraordinary coin from Tokelau weighs 1oz fine silver and portrays a Great White Shark in the design. It features a tip of an actual fossilized shark’s tooth in a capsule embedded in the coin! It also has a beautifully customised obverse side to complement the reverse design. Great White Shark are found in the surface coastal waters of all the world’s oceans and are well known around the pacific islands of Tokelau. They can grow to over 6 meters long and can swim at speeds of up to 40km/hr have no natural predators except for Orca.
The shark tooth included in the capsule is from the species Otodontcsous microdus, and dates back to the Eocene era – 50 to 44 million years ago.
Tokelau designated their entire exclusive economic zone as a Shark Sanctuary in 2011, protecting over 30 species of Shark so it is entirely appropriate for them to issue this unique coin series. The Great White Shark is the first in the series which will feature different sharks each year.
This unusual coin is a must have for collectors of unusual coins and collectors of Shark coins generally.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof-Like
- Year of Issue: 2015
- Mintage: 1000 (Very Limited)
- Diameter: 38.61 mm
- Weight: 31.1 g
- Mint: Struck for Treasures of Oz by Osborne Mint USA
- COA: Yes
Portrays a Great White Shark in the design. It features a tip of an actual fossilized shark’s tooth in a capsule embedded in the coin! The shark tooth included in the capsule is from the species Otodontcsous microdus, and dates back to the Eocene era – 50 to 44 million years ago.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of Tokelau, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
Presented in a blue coin box with an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.